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You can also buy an adapter that makes any standard PC gaming headset with separate mic and headphone cables work with the 4-pole 3.5mm port, like this one.
I have a pair of Logitech G430's I use with my Xbox One like this. It's also worth getting the official 3.5mm adapter or the turtle beach audio controller instead of using the built-in 3.5mm jack on the controller - having quick access to the game/chat balance, volume controls, and mute button is nice.
Use an adapter
It...does not. Game audio comes through fine, but even through a splitter, it does not pick the mic up. Shame. :(
EDIT: It will work if you get a proper splitter like this one: [link]
That has the sufficient audio channels to support both audio and microphone inputs, 3 or 2 pole 3.5mm jack splitters won't work.
I am extremely excited to use my Sennheiser G4me Zero's with my PS4 once I finally get both...
If anyone is wondering how I'm going to use them with the 4-pin DS4 port, I'll be using this.
yea great tip this works great for me but I'm picking this up from amazon [link] it'll connect into the extension cable on the kraken and should get the mic + audio to work 24/7 but wait a couple of days and I'll let you know they haven't arrived yet
Sure, you'll need one of these. Just plug it into your controller and plug your microphone and headphones into the Y-cable. That's it, that's all! Make sure the Y-cable supports both microphone AND headphones-- I've had places try and sell me headphone splitters (use two headphones in same jack...)
Sometimes (especially late at night) I game with my Bose headphones plugged into the aux jack on the controller so I don't make noise. I thought about buying a splitter like this and connecting a clip-on mic or something with it too.
That aux jack on the controller is one of my favorite features.
The Xbox stereo headset works with PS4, I used it with my PS4 in parties with friends and they hear me fine. Just have to go Adjust devices to send all sounds through the headset.
I also use a razer kraken pro (and several other headphones) with a lapel mic connected to through a 3.5 mm headphone/mic splitter like this. This set up also works for both.
I also have the PS Silver headset, I haven't tried the mic on it on a xbox one stereo adapter tho.
You have to be careful because many of these adapters are made for use with smartphones and have a different pin out. (4pole cables that work with apple devices do not work with xbox stereo headset adapter and vice versa).
This one is said to work with both Xbox One and PS4 headsets via the questions and answers section.
Yep, I have my g430 working no problem once I bought one of these guys. Was just a little concerned about the YMMV type of wording on the Turtle Beach site. Wasn't sure what sort of internals they had that would possibly cause some features to not work w/ non TB headsets.
> The Ear Force Headset Audio Controller will work with any Turtle Beach headset with a 3.5mm 4-pole connection. It has been tuned for and tested with headsets made by Turtle Beach. You may not get similar results with headsets made by other manufacturers.
I'm not sure I understand the issue if you're using a usb dac? But maybe this is what you need?
Hey guys, I need some help on my setup. I think what I am looking for is a mixer. Here is my setup:
I want to use my Sennheiser Game Zero headset with both my PC and my Xbox One without having to switch the input between the two sources every time. It would also be nice to listen to music on the PC while hearing the game audio from the Xbox simultaneously. From what I have read so far, a mixer is what I need.
I already have the stereo headset adapter for the Xbox one controller and this adapter: [link]
So I already know the headset works with the Xbox.
My PC uses the Asus Xonar Essence STX soundcard.
So is a mixer what I am looking for? If so, what should I buy for my situation. I don't need one with any fancy EQ features, just something simple. Would prefer to keep it under 100$. I'm also assuming I will need some adapters.
I am also concerned that introducing a mixer would degrade audio quality. I have also read that splitting headphones to multiple sources can damage ports or equipment if not setup properly.
Sorry if this is in the wrong section or formatted incorrectly, this is my first reddit post ever, be gentle.
How do your headphones connect to your computer?
If they use bluetooth, just pair them to your phone.
If they use 2x 3.5mm audio plugs, then this adapter should work.
If your headphones have a dedicated non-bluetooth USB plug, then you might be SOL.
Does the adapter look like this? Notice on the male side ( the side you stick into your PC ) how there are 3 black bands. This differs from headphones because headphones only have 2 black bands. The adapter linked should support your microphone along with headphone. It's possible your adapter will work, but you're plugging the wrong thing into the wrong plug on the adapter.
the answer is "no" to the mic, but just grab something like this and you'll be fine with an e10k.
How much of a difference the amp will make is hard to say. Basically, if you're hearing static/weird stuff/distortion, the e10k will solve your problem because of the usb dac. But if you already have a loud, clean source, an e10k probably won't give you a huge boost in audio quality. it might make an audible difference, but whether that difference is worth 80 bucks or whatever is up to you.
Is this for chat?
I have the xbox headset adapter plugged into the controller. I use this to split the port in the headset adapter. I plug my audio technica headphones into the audio port, and I actually have the Zalman M1 in the mic port and clip it to the headphones wire. Works just fine. The headphones work for game audio and chat, and the mic works no problem for chat.
Just the mic would probably work too by plugging the mic straight into the controller without the headset adapter.
I think, if you use your surround sound to plug your headphones in, you might not be able to hear chat from the headphones, but there may be a setting for that, I'm not sure.
Just get an adapter that seperates 4-pole 3,5mm to seperate mic and audio out. Like this one; [link]
Then plug regular headphones in the 3,5mm audio out and the 3,5mm from the Yeti to the mic in. Maybe not the best solution but it should work.
with basic things like this, brands don't tend to really matter at all as long as it has decent strain relief and doesn't immediately fall apart. something like this is fine
It depends. If your particular android device uses iPhone headsets, this will work. The original TRRS standard mic headset was from Nokia. Apple used TRRS as well but switched the sleeve from ground to mic with the final ring. Some androids (I think HTC) use the Apple standard, some the other.
This I tried months ago and it worked with my Nexus 7 tablet. I'm an Apple fanboy, though. Not tried other devices.
It uses the extended 3.5mm stereo/mic combo connector commonly found on cell phones, most likely. If you don't have a cell phone headset, you'll need to buy one of these most likely.
hi! thanks for your response.
I see DS4 has only one input, I was wondering if I can connect something like this and PS4 recognize audio's headset.
My sub doesn't have audio out :(
If the phone is capable of using a headset, buy this and a regular M/M stereo cord. Plug the regular stereo into your computer's audio output, and the mic input of the adapter, and the male end of the adapter into your phone.
Your question is confusing because you're getting I/O wrong. You don't put a message 'into the speaker' of a phone. A speaker amplifies the sound received by the microphone. Whatever you're asking for certainly does exist, but I think you need to work on your phrasing.
> The hard drive, sure it's a terabyte but it only runs at 5400rpm which is hella slow.
15.6 inch laptops with an SSD out of the box are kinda expensive. Sadly OEMs tend to charge a premium for an SSD.
> Oh one other thing, there is only a headphone jack (no microphone jack) ...
According to the specifications it's a headphone/mic combination jack. If you don't have a suitable headset, you can use an adapter to hook up a microphone.
I use a Siberia v2. You can use it on your computer and with this $6 adapter you can plug it into your PS4 controller.
I have the xbox headset adapter plugged into the controller. I use this to split the port in the headset adapter. I plug my audio technica headphones into the audio port, and I have the Zalman M1 in the mic port and clip it to the headphones wire. Works just fine. The headphones work for game audio and chat, and the mic works no problem for chat.
I like this way because I can use whatever headphones I want for both my computer/music and for gaming, instead of having to get a dedicated headset for the xbox.
Glad it helps :). You could also use this adapter to connect both HD598 and the included headset to your DS4. But I think the sound quality in the controller is not as good as your TV. One thing to be sure is HD598 will beat Kraken in every way.
Yes, you can get over ear open headphones. The only difference is that the back area of the headphone cups is opened up. I would suggest reading up on the differences between closed and open headphones. A quick google search should do the trick.
There are bluetooth cans that also have a wired option, like the meelec air fi matrix2, but the problem is that they are usually closed since you typically use bluetooth on the go, and, well, you would want to isolate and not have your sound leak out. This typically makes for a bad gaming experience. I honestly think you'll get a MUCH better experience if you split it up into two separate pieces of equipment.
Yes, the mod mic would plug into the microphone port on your PC. For your PS4, I believe something like this would work.
There'are adapters for headsets with two jacks. Notice the 3 black rings on the jack? That means it splits the mic and the headphone part.
Not at all. The headphones sound just as good whether I'm using the splitter or just the headphones by themselves.
I also just noticed that your splitter is not the same one that I got. Here is the one I have. The difference is the male end of mine has 3 rings while the one you posted has 2. You will most likely want 3 rings because the first 2 rings transmit right and left stereo audio channels while the 3rd ring transmits the microphone signal.
Yes. That is exactly what you need, and it will work as long as it is a CTIA adapter. A lot of adapters may not actually state whether they are OMTP or CTIA, but when you look at reviews, you can tell if it is going to work with the Xbox One. Here's an example.
Gotcha, I bought the wrong type of adapter. It's funny, the guy in the video says that the adapter will work, but it's obvious he has more going to the wires than what he's saying.
People in the comments have been pointing to this adapter on amazon, but I'm wary about buying it, considering it sounds like my headset is the problem.
I've also searched for an OMTP to CTIA adapter already, but nothing is being offered on Amazon that actually works with the Xbox One, at least according to the descriptions. Could you point me in the right direction of one by chance?
Yep, just grab something like this, plug it into the adapter or one of the new controllers with the 3.5mm plug built in and you're good to go.
I feel like a kingston hyperx cloud would have been cheaper than the HSR1000 + modmic :(
Anyways, to answer your question, you can get something like this to plug into your laptop.
Genuinely curious, why did you need a USB sound card? Is the built in line in not good enough? I was thinking of buying something like this ([link]) to use as an adapter.
Nope like this:
Might be able to find it cheaper, that was just the first link I saw when I searched for it.
Edit: Nevermind, just looked at my x12's and forgot they have a chat output on the little control box thing. If your already getting sound than you should just be able to get a 2.5 male to 3.5 male cable and plug that into your controller. You could do it the way I mentioned (that's how I had mine set up) but since your already set up for game sound you might as well just get the chat cable.
Yeah, the 4th section would be for the mic signal. This one on Amazon seems to work for others with the xbox one according to the reviews. [link]
I don't have a new controller, but here is what I know when I use the older controller with a stereo headset adapter:
The regular kraken doesnt come with a mic. You will hear both the game and voice audio, you just can't chat (no mic).
The kraken pro comes with a mic that doesn't work if you just plug the headset directly into the controller. If you instead split the mic and speaker from the 3.5mm jack using the cable that comes with the headset, then using a 3.5mm adapter to recombine them, it works. People say it has something to do with a resistor with in the razer headset itself.
The only way I know is if you buy 3 things. One of these [link] (looks like a splitter but it joins game sound and chat to one 3.5 mm output). A headset adapter, and a USB extension because after you plug the red and green into the joiner the USB part of the cord is really short. Not the most ideal way (the cord to the controller is super long but you can just wrap it up) it definitely works tho.
I use it too, great mic! I got the version with the mute switch so I could use it on my controller without my the Microsoft headset adapter, since I have the new controller with the built in headset jack. You can hear yourself talk (Mic monitoring) if you have the new controller, like me, or have a turtle beach headset adapter.
I use it with my Sennheiser HD558s and it's sublime. Since my headphones are an open design I don't really need mic monitoring since I can hear myself well enough.
Here is the Y adapter I use:
I bought two in case I break one, and both work flawlessly...
You need an adapter for that. I'd really hope you could do some research on your own, like even visiting the manufacturer website where they clearly tell you that...
For example: [link]
Hey there. I'm a PC gamer that got back into the current gen of consoles for the exclusives (still primarily a PC gamer).
You can easily just plug your PS4 HDMI directly into your monitor and then buy one of these -> [link] in order to plug your headset into your controller (given that it's a stereo jack headset). If it's USB, you can most likely plug directly into your PS4.
This is how I do it for Xbone and PS4, works fine.
What if I were to get a cable like this and a 3.5 to 2.5 cable and just do it all via audio converter cables?
I bought one of these and was able to hook up my dual-input PC headset to the Xbox One stereo headset adapter (or built-in port for the newer controllers).
The AntLion ModMic is the best choice in this case... a pricey, but definitely superb microphone. I use one myself with the AKG K7XX. Modding the A900X is a lot more difficult and only an option if you know how to solder and properly execute a removable cable mod.
FiiO DAC/AMP combinations are for audio output only and will not accept signal from the ModMic. You will probably need an adapter like this one in order to connect the A900X and the ModMic to the controller at the same time. I don't own an Xbox1, so ask in another sub if this works, or check out the Windows FAQs. I don't think that it is a problem though.
You'll also need to plug in the USB cable (just to be totally clear/thorough).
I have a similar setup only with the 558s and a Zalman mic. My Mixamp only has one 3.5mm port for the headphones and mic. I use one of these...
Yeah you have the wrong adapter... You can't use a splitter, you have to use this >>> [link]
Also make sure if you do have one of these, you match up the symbols for mic and headphones EXACTLY or else it may cause issues.
A splitter is just one way for sending one audio source to 2 headphones. This adapter is two way for 1 pair of headphones and 1 mic.
AND finally the Playstation Gold headset DOES work with the Xbox One. Either you have the newer controllers with the 3.5mm headset port OR the plug in chat adapter you just have to make sure that the headset is set to passive (powered off) and plug it in to either the controller directly or through the adapter and they should work just fine.
Buy the xbox stereo headset adapter and the possibilities are endless my friend just make sure you have one of these
I have X12s and I use it in its PC setup. But I use this specific cable: [link]. Basically it combines the headphone and mic cable into one CTIA friendly plug that can go straight into the controller or headset adapter
>Likely better to invest in some solid headphones now, then upgrade with the appropriate surround paraphernalia down the line.
Ear Force DSS2 can be found cheap on ebay. I'd get that for consoles and then get a cheap amp like a Fiio E11k.
Xbox One -> Optical Out -> Ear Force DSS2 -> 3.5mm out -> Fiio E11k -> Headphones
Get a Startech TRRS Splitter which can come in handy.
I think this is what you're looking for...been using it for over two years and haven't had any issues with it ar all.
edit: I think Astro includes one in the box but they say it's for the Xbox, it'll work on your PS4
Are you just getting stereo audio through the receiver? If so you could use something like this...
... And just run your headphones and mic through the controller.
I use Sennheiser 558s and a Zalman mic. But I run them through an Astro Mixamp.
Awesome, thanks! My audio setup is pretty awkward, so having everything work is a bit hard.
PS4 > HDMI Audio Splitter > RCA Male to RCA Male Adapter > RCA to 3.5mm Adapter in to Sound Card on PC > Playback through PC to hear through headset.
Going to grab this one since it's Prime shipping.
Hmm. I may have tried something similar last week actually. (Without success. My goal was to actually attempt to use my MacBook Pro and DAC to patch in copyright free music and my mic into a ps4 twitch stream).
Can you outline what you're thinking so I can get a better picture? Is your DAC also a headphone amp/have a headphone out?
Is it: PS4 optical out->Computer (optical)->USB DAC out -> headphones?
One idea that comes to mind is to take a regular 3.5 patch cord and use the ps4 controller headphone jack as a line out to your computer, if the optical idea doesn't work. (Though at this point I have to wonder whether using the Bluetooth audio and whatever quality compromises result may or may not negate the purpose of the DAC :). )
I actually found the output from the controller to be pretty darn good considering.
Or you could try using something like this to connect both your headphones and mic to the DS4 controller (your mileage may vary)
Personally I think it's worth it to look out for a good used home theater receiver as the good ones can take a surround sound signal and output it through the headphone jack in a very nice 5.1 simulated way. I found a NAD home theater receiver on craigslist for $50 a while ago.
get this plug the mic in the mic hole and headphones in aux hole then plug the male end to the ps4
Proper chat adapter would work. Something like this.
I also have the Cloud 2 headset, and love it. You can't go wrong with either.
He's talking about something like this: [link]
That's for if you're using a separate mic and a separate headphone. That adapter merges them into one. I use the Zalman mic and it's really good.
But for the cable you picked, it seems to already have the mic integrated. So I don't think you would need that y-cable. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work tbh. Does it work on other devices?
Yes you're absolutely right in that they're similar. I use my X12s with my Xbox One using a long USB extender cable (since the USB and headphone plugs are next to each other), and I use the green and red plugs with these: [link]. Works great with my controller with built in headphone port, though it'll work with the regular headset adapter since our headphones have hardware mic monitoring
Well I'm having issues with the mic specifically. Theoretically I should just be able to remove the cable from the headset. Plug a 2.5mm-3.5mm adapter in its place. Plug in something like this
= profit right? Except since all the cables that sennheiser sends has that damn 2.5mm on each side I'll have to use a 3.5mm cable with male parts on each end. However the 2.5mm port on the headphones has a little ridge on it that sticks up, likewise the 2.5mm end of their cable has a groove in it.
tl;dr: this is a nigthmare.
I didn't know this question would be so confusing. All I wanted to do was use regular/better headphones with the mixamp and throw my a40s away and I need to know how to also use a mic with headphones. I know I can buy an adapter like [link] but I am afraid of losing audio quality going through one and wanted to know if there was any other way to do it which does not seem to be the case.
Plug your mic and headphones into the corresponding sides of this...
Then plug it into the headset port on the Mixamp. The headset port is for the mic and headphones.
Again, I believe the Mixamp even comes with one of those Y adapters.
Warning: incoming wall of text. I can't comment on what twinzlol says but if you can indeed stream your xbox one to Windows 10, then that would probably be the most cost effective way of doing it.
I used to stream from Xbox One through an Elgato USB capture card and it wasn't ideal but got the job done. Biggest downfall was that due to USB speeds, there was a time delay of a couple seconds that made syncing the game and my webcam video / commentary audio a nightmare but after tweaking it a bit, it works well enough. Even after upgrading to a PCI-E capture card, the couple ms of delay may be enough to cause disadvantage when playing a super fast paced FPS like CoD. Because of this, you can never really depend on using the OBS preview to actually play a game and will almost definitely require two screens. One to actually play the game on and the other to manage your computer / OBS.
As far as a headset for audio goes. Would she need the headset to act strictly as headphones for the Xbox One and a microphone for OBS or does she need the microphone to chat to friends in an Xbox Live Party as well? Both can be achieved (it's how I used to stream) but the latter is a little more complicated to set up. Basically though, you will either need to purchase a PC headset (that has two separate jacks on the end; one for audio and one for microphone) or you'll need to buy an adapter similar to this if you get one with a single jack at the end. The headphone one goes into the XBox One controller for game audio and the microphone one goes into the line-in on your PC and use it as your microphone in OBS.
Ah okay, good to know the impedance is fine.
For the adapater, you mean one like this? :
> male to female 3.5mm cable with an in line microphone
"3.5mm 4 position to 2x 3 position 3.5mm M/F" Apparently is one way it is described. Good luck if this one I link isn't useful.
I have an old wired mic and headphone Gamecom headset I still use when I forget to charge my wireless. You can buy a Y adapter off of amazon for 5 bucks to make it work. Dont blow a bunch of cash on something that you wont make a difference.
Link for adapter
I have a mixer for my setup, though I have an xbone.
Yes you will definitely be able to control 2 inputs.
This is a little more complicated. You have to use an adapter like this one connected to your controller and then plug those into your mixer. The microphone connection should be connected to an aux send on the mixer with whatever microphone you want to use connected to it. The headphone connection will be connected to a stereo channel on the mixer in the same way as your PC. I'm not sure exactly how ps4 controllers work but you may want to buy a separate wired controller just to connect to the mixer.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Like I mentioned above, certain microphones don't seem to work on newer DS4 controllers.
No idea what kind of inline mic you have, is it something like this that you currently have set up with your current mic/headset? >
You plug the 3.5mm male part of cable into the DS4 and then connect the headphone and external mic to it. Having seen some of the reviews it seems that cable has worked for people with a Sennheiser headset and an external mic.
It's a hardware thing. If you look at the 3.5mm connector for your EarPods you'll notice an extra ring that generic aux cables don't have.
You can either get an adapter like this to add the mono input ring to your cable, or you can just get a cheap USB audio adapter to get better quality stereo input.
I don't have my Vive yet so can't say one way or the other but this worked for when I wanted to use a Headset with my PS4 controller and allowed me to plug in the mic and headphones.
Headset Splitter Adapter
Just a head's up - you can use these to split the the mic/headphones into separate inputs. Super cheap...I think $5 and primeable
I use that plugged into my PS4 controller w/an antlion modmic + sennheiser headphones
You did not mention how exactly have you connected the audio/mic cable for the headset into controller.
Here is how I have configured mine: I am using adapter, like this. Connect green (headphone)and pink (microphone) cables from headset to this adapter's respective ports. Then insert the adapter single end into 3.5mm jack. You should have 3 slides in volume settings.
> I also want to be able to plug in the wireless headphones with the wire connected while using the microphone at the same time, which I will need a specific splitter for
You would likely need to do it in two steps:
The microphone is essentially separate, just on the same plug, so you can remove it when not needed. If you use headphones without a microphone they still work on the iPhone.
I had a feeling :( If that's the case, if I get the cloud 1s, (which splits the headphone and mic) will the mic still work with something like this ?
That's true. If the app is able to read the mic signal on a TRRS jack as recording input (GarageBand does, apparently), then an adapter like this might work.
Yeah it does sound like the splitter is the issue, I managed to find a few other people with the same problem and they fixed it by messing with audio settings, which didn't do anything for me. So it must be this thing. Kinda a long shot, but any suggestions for one? I got this one because it got decent reviews, but I guess it wasn't compatible with PS4.
So, question, I used this one:
And it doesn't work at all, its by the same manufacturer, and its just awful garbage. But the one you have works fine, as in you can use your mic and you can hear other people's mics too? Mine won't let me listen to other people's voice chat for some reason.
Nope, that will only split the audio into two jacks. How's this instead? It should ship to Canada.
that splitter isnt 4 pole/pin. that means you are missing the mic pin.
you want something like this.
edit: as in its a splitter to duplicate left right audio from a single source (and the ground pin) not split the signals up.
I just tested it and I could not get my modmic to pop up in party chat.
But I did plug this into the controller with the modmic and it did say I was talking. I dont have any friends online that could tell me how it sounds though.
Is it really? I use it for my Xbox One and everyone tells me I sound good and it is really clear to hear me. I do not use a soundcard/amp since I have it just plugged into my controller with this adapter
I bought this about one or two months ago and it worked fine but yesterday it started to mess up my audio. Only the left side works unless I have it in a certain position.
It's cheap though, and it's the only one I've tried so far.
You can get a 4 pole adapter to use with something like iPhone or Xbox One controller. It will combine both headphone+mic into 1.
Link has both cable or adapter style. User pics shows someone doing it with this exact headset.
eyah, after some research that was the same conclusion i came do.
i found this adapter will it work?
This splits your iphones 3.5mm jack into headphones + mic, and in theory it should work.
However I'm not sure if the Volca's line-out is amplified enough for the iphone to even hear it through the mic jack.
I've never tried anything like this so take my words with a grain of salt lmao, it should work though.
I assume you're talking about using a headset with two 3.5mm jacks? Assuming such a thing exists, get yourself a 3.5mm to quick disconnect adapter and then use something like this so that you just have the one 3.5mm.
Not certain it would work, but if you buy from Amazon worst case is it doesn't and you get your money back.
Hey, do you know you can use any headset with separate Mic / headphone jacks by using a splitter cable?
This is the exact splitter i use with my Steelseries Siberia V2's and it works great on both Mac and my Xbox, if you've already got a headset lying around maybe you could use something like this?
Analogue devices will never show anywhere in the device manager.
Also you need to contact HyperX support. My guess is that Blade and this headset have different 4-pole plug layout (PS4 vs PC)
You might need something like this (double-adapter yay) if contacting both support departments leaves you with nothing
I have the ATH-M50x and as you probably know, it works on its own as a pair of headphones through the 3.5mm port in the controller. I believe the issue about having a separate microphone and pair of cans running through one controller was solved a while ago on this sub. IIRC, it involved buying the correct Y-splitter on Amazon, and connecting the corresponding input/output wires from the M50x and mic (in your case, the Snowball). There was also a way to create your own splitter. As I dont have any experience with that kind of stuff, it seemed quite daunting to me, but maybe you can do it.
EDIT: I found another old thread about this issue, and this adapter/splitter was recommended: [link]
The person who recommended it never actually used it for this purpose and it was never confirmed nor denied that it worked by the OP of the thread. Though, it seems as if it should work, as it's advertised as a device to join/split microphone and headphone signals.
You can get something like this to separate the input and output from the macbook 3.5mm jack:
StarTech.com Headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs - 3.5mm 4 position to 2x 3 position 3.5mm M/F [link]
No, I've never come across one. I presume your headphones have a TRRS jack plug (the extra Ring is for the mic). In which case you could use a breakout cable such as this [link] in order to bypass the amp for your mic and plug that straight into the pink mic port using a trs jack cable.
EDIT: silly me, this is the wrong way round/ wrong gender. You'd need a female TRRS socket instead
If you get the 32ohm pair you will be fine with just a splitter like this. I bought the 250ohm and they are really under powered even with a mixamp. So plan on getting a headphone amp with them.
Sadly it has two separate jacks, one for audio and one for mic. I picked up this little adapter that someone mentioned on a forum. It was cheap enough and a lot of people use it with their xbone with no issue.
Do you switch by changing the cable that's plugged in? You could simply get something like this and keep both devices plugged in permanently. This adapter has 4 'pins' and therefore supports headsets (like those that came with your smartphone).
I'm willing to bet that if you used this adapter, and plugged your earbuds into the mic jack and the headphones into the headphone jack, then connected the adapter to the controller, it would work the way you want it to.
I missed that when I read it.
Any idea how it would handle 3 pull 3.5mm jacks? Would it pass through all of it or just the stereo audio?
I would have to convert each input and output with one of these.
Yea, even if the mic has a separate plug. You're going to need something like this. Both plugs go in to one side then the other goes into the controller.
Does the mic work when you just plug it directly into your pc's mic input jack? Are you sure you have the proper Y splitter? You need one with 4 poles on the male end and 3 on each female end like this:
The splitters are usually branded as being for "headsets" or the "pc" and often have mic/headphone labels on the ends.
The other guy is right; this definitely won't work for mic. It's meant to split headphone audio to two outputs. It only has 3 rings (left, right, and ground). To support mic it would need 4 (left, right, mic, and ground). I usually recommend this one -
Directly plugging in the mic won't work for the same reason. The controller jack expects a plug with 4 rings. If you plug a 3 ring connector in, the ones that happen to make contact are the ones that map to headphone audio out, not mic in.
When you plugged in the mic jack of your headphones your computer configured itself for microphone input and no headphone out because that is all it saw on the jack that you plugged in. If you plug the headphone side back into the jack you will likely need to go into the Playback Devices and set the Headphones as your default playback device. You will likely also need to go into the settings for the audio card itself and say that the jack is for headphones instead of a microphone. Realtek single jack audio cards usually prompt you when you plug in something as to what you want it to be. That same setting is configurable in the settings for the sound card.
As for going forward, I'm seeing this adapter mentioned in several forums as a possible solution to adapting an old two jack headphone to a single jack sound card: